Why are we doing this? In a polarized culture, conflict is more important than ever for followers of Jesus especially within our neighborhoods and beyond to be agents of reconciliation pursing the holistic repair of relationships across difference. What can…
The work of peacemaking is often stigmatized as soft and idealistic that is either reserved for political power brokers or those on the fringes of society. As followers of an enemy-loving God, it is clear that peacemaking is neither soft nor idealistic, but a subversive, costly way of life that moves us toward conflict/brokenness armed to heal rather than to win. How might we inhabit our neighborhoods equipped with a tangible set practices to engage in the beautiful and broken realities of our place as partners in God’s mission of reconciliation? This event will offer a theology and practice of peacemaking and feature diverse practitioners who are living it out in the everyday realities of their place.
The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology